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Morning Buzz: Coronavirus-related deaths in US top 100K, Push to save Astoria grocery store

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Thursday, May 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.
Weather
• Morning showers with a high of 69.

Top Stories
• The protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, turned deadly after a man was shot outside a pawn shop.

• The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic pass the 100,000 mark as states push to reopan.

• The Central Park “Karen” previously sued a man she claimed was her ex-lover for $65,000, allegations the man says were fabricated.

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Queens News
• The push is on to save an Astoria grocery store that is facing closure as the neighborhood continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak.

• The numerous Memorial Day parades that usually take place in Queens had to be postponed, but residents still found a way to honor those who served.

• The idea to turn the parking lot of a Queens diner into a drive-in movie theater is proving more successful than imagined. Tickets sell out within minutes.

Politics
• Four borough presidents have signed a letter urging the city to create 40 new miles of bus lanes to ease post-pandemic commutes.

• Lawmakers in Albany returned to work, passing a slate of coronavirus-related bills, including one that overturned a ban on wearing masks in public.

Entertainment
• Here’s the best really long movie for when you’re stuck inside and have nothing but time to kill.

• “Voice” judge CeeLo Green hopes to come out of quarantine 30 to 40 pounds lighter.
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Let’s Talk About Mental Health – Zoom Edition. Thurs May 28th 7pm. We welcome all folks. One goal is combating stigma, so listeners are valued. Your level of participation is completely up to you. Click here for more information.
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Buzzing Back

• In 1998, comic Phil Hartman is killed by his wife.

• In 1944, soul singer Gladys Knight is born in Georgia. She is known as the “Empress of Soul” because of hits like this 1973 release.

Opinion
• The chair of the New York State Tourism Advisory Council writes in the Daily News how the private sector can help the city get back to business.

• A columnist for Slate says Twitter’s recent fact-check of President Donald Trump won’t do much, but at least it’s a start.

In the Blogs
• A Mexican restaurant in Astoria is offering a free drag queen performance with each food delivery.

• Assemblyman Ron Kim joined 20 local organizations to distribute 60,000 pieces of PPE to residents outside the Flushing Library.

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Scoreboard
• A writer for Slate calls Germany’s guidelines to protect soccer player in the Bundesliga a “Charade.”

• Two Yankees will give Zoom lessons to kids deprived of baseball camp this summer.

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Real Estate
• For Sale – 79-29 68th Road, Middle Village – 2 family on 3 levels w/ backyard & garage. Units have new kitchen, 2 BRs, office space. Finished basement w/ entrance, full bath, laundry room. $1.075M Capri Jet Realty 917-288-0660

• Sold – Two-bedroom, one-bath, 700-square-foot apartment at 67-48 Springfield Boulevard in Oakland Gardens for $320,000.

Style & Fashion
• Tik-tok star Stephanie Williams shared a video of an at-home remedy to rid yourself of mangy split ends. It has been viewed nearly 2 million times.

• You’ll probably be wearing a dopey mask anyway, so why not give the socks-and-sandals look a try this summer while you’re social distancing?

Events
• Astoria - Noon – Friends of Hallets Point and Councilman Costa Constantinides to provide PPE and food to NYCHA residents. Astoria Houses Basketball Court, Astoria Blvd.

• Rego Park – 2 p.m. – Food Bank pop-up food pantry. Queens Library, 91-41 63rd Dr.

Virtual – 7p.m. – Let’s Talk About Mental Health.

 

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May 28th, 2020 at 8:39 am

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